INSIDE CHELSEA’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PARTY: Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud go wild in the dressing room as a shoe-less Thomas Tuchel sprays squad with champagne… while Tammy Abraham dons his full kit for celebrations despite not making the squad!
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- The Blues wasted not time in getting the party started after lifting the trophy
- Olivier Giroud was seen with a bottle of bubbly as Kurt Zouma started dancing
- Thomas Tuchel sprayed his squad with champagne before taking off his shoes
- Thiago Silva’s wife was jubilant as she swore in delight while running on the turf
Chelsea partied the night away after conquering Europe for the second time following their 1-0 Champions League final victory over Manchester City.
Thomas Tuchel’s men put in a heroic display to thwart Pep Guardiola’s men in Porto and were delirious in Portugual after lifting the iconic trophy to ensure their turbulent season ended with silverware.
Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game – rounding City keeper Ederson to easily slot home after an inch perfect pass from Mason Mount, with the Premier League champions unable to find a way past the stubborn Londoners.
Chelsea celebrated wildly into the night after winning the Champions League once again
The Blues were delirious on the pitch having lifted Europe’s greatest prize in Portugal
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And the Blues wasted no time in getting the celebrations up and running – led by Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud, who was seen swigging back a bottle of bubbly in the dressing room.
The French forward looked in high spirits as he was filmed enjoying himself by team-mate Tammy Abraham, and centre-back Zouma busted out some dance moves alongside back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero.
Abraham – despite not even making the squad for the game – channelled his inner John Terry as he put on his full Chelsea kit to mark the celebrations.
Zouma was quickly joined by Giroud and midfielder Jorginho as Andreas Christensen appeared with the giant European crown – music blaring in the background in a clip captured by Chelsea’s official Instagram account.
Kurt Zouma busted out some dance moves in the Chelsea dressing room with music blaring
Striker Olivier Giroud joined in with the buoyant scenes as he swigged from a bottle of bubbly
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel then entered the dressing room and sprayed the entire squad with his own champagne bottle
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Tammy Abraham got dressed into his full Chelsea kit to celebrate despite not being named in the squad for the game
Jorginho posted a three-minute long video on his social media of his team-mates dancing
And it wasn’t long before their boss Tuchel got involved as he entered the dressing room carrying a bottle of champagne – shaking it vigorously before spraying his entire squad with booze.
The German boss then huddled together with his victorious players and bizarrely took off his shoes and hoisted them up into the air as the squad chanted and cheered the former PSG coach.
Jorginho posted a three-minute long video of Chelsea players shouting ‘Champeones’ as they sung and bounced around together. The Italian international then turns the camera round to show his team-mates dancing and says: ‘I think they’re happy. Just a little bit.’
But it wasn’t just Chelsea players in high spirits – the wife of Chelsea defender Thiago Silva also got involved in celebrations as she charged her way down to the pitch to savour the occasion with her husband.
Isabelle screamed: ‘We’re here and we’re champions!’ before swearing in Portuguese, to which her husband tells her ‘Don’t swear’.
She responds: ‘Ahhh! Let me swear!’ before she is later seen running around the turf at the Estadio do Dragao screaming at the top of her voice.
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Thiago Silva’s wife got involved in the celebrations as she swore on the pitch before running around the turf in jubilation
Around 12,000 fans were in attendance for the all-English final in Porto and roughly half of that number stayed inside the stadium despite a 10:30pm curfew in the city, as supporters sought to join in with the scenes.
It was a wonderful moment for the likes of Mason Mount – celebrating his first career trophy and on the world’s biggest stage – while club captain Cesar Azpilicueta was able to get his hands on Europe’s grand prize having joined in 2012 – months after the team last won the trophy.
Also able to toast the occasion was Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich – who flew out to Portugal to watch the game and was seen embracing a group of players as they went up to collect their medals.
Owner Roman Abramovich made his way down to the podium to embrace Chelsea stars
The Russian has not been able to watch many games in the UK due to Visa issues but has always done his utmost to support the team at big finals – and was also seen during their Europa League final triumph over Arsenal in 2019.
It turned out to be the first time Tuchel had even met his employer, claiming it was ‘the best moment for our first meeting’.
‘I spoke to the owner right now on the pitch,’ said Tuchel as he celebrated his triumph.
‘It was the best moment for our first meeting, or the worst because from now on things can only get worse!’
Abramovich appointed Tuchel in January but the pair hadn’t met in person until the final
Tuchel insisted he would ‘stay hungry’ for more success as he set his sights on capturing more trophies next season.
‘I can assure him I will stay hungry,’ he added. ‘I want the next title and I feel absolutely happy. I feel part of a really ambitious club and strong group that suits my belief and passion about football.
‘We have work to do to close the gap (on Manchester City in the Premier League) and this is what I am all about. It will be nice to meet him (Abramovich) a big closer.
‘We are in constant contact but not personal. He knows what is going on from me but not directly, now it is nice to meet him.’
Kai Havertz swore on live TV when asked if he felt he had justified his £89million transfer fee
Understandably, the mood among the Chelsea squad was high – and goalscoring hero Havertz even swore on live TV after being asked about his price tag having joined for £89m price tag.
Interviewer Des Kelly had asked the German if he felt he’d now repaid a big chunk of his hefty transfer fee.
A smiling Havertz replied: ‘To be honest I don’t give a f*** about it, we won the f****** Champions League.’
He was promptly embraced by the giggling Cesar Azpilicueta as Kelly was forced to apologise for the ‘fruity’ language broadcast live to millions watching at home.
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